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Denver International Airport Great
Hall Project

Denver, Colorado

RNN Architects Inc. has been providing Design Quality Management, Design Quality Assurance, Construction Administration, BIM / Revit Support and Field Quality Control for the Great Hall Completion Project as a subconsultant to Stantec, Inc., the Lead Design Consultant for the project.  RNN is contracted to provide these services under a series of task orders in order to implement design in a series of project / construction phases so as to not interrupt active operations and passenger thru put at Denver International Airport. The Great Hall Completion Project is intended to completely alter the interior layout of the Main Terminal at Denver International Airport.


Work includes moving all TSA Security Lines from Level 5 to Level 6 while reconfiguring ticketing and baggage check-in at Level 6. Vertical circulation to / from the Level 4 train departure platform is being expanded and MEP / COM /Security systems are being reconfigured from Level 3 through Level 7 roof to accommodate alternations to the terminal. Baggage Handling Systems from Level 6 to Level 4 are undergoing major renovations / changes. Retail spaces are also undergoing relocation and reallocation where possible. The Terminal is identified by three modules: MOD 1, 2 and 3 and the project consists of three phases.  The first two Design/Construction Phases are scheduled to be completed within the original $770 million budget and involve the middle third (Mod 2) in its entirety and the west half of the north third (Mod 1) of the existing terminal building.  The initial 2 phases focus strictly on installing new ticketing / check-in space on Level 6 for selected airlines in Mod 2, reconditioning all of Level 5 in Mod 2 as well as a new TSA security checkpoint in the west half of Mod 1, level 6 of the north area of the main terminal. Modifications to Level 4 AGTS (train) platform and new MEP systems are included in this initial work. The third and final phase of the project completes the full build-out / re-configuration of the Main Terminal including relocating the existing south TSA security zone to Level 6 (Mod 1) on the east side of the north area of the main terminal and a complete modification to Levels 5 and 6 of the South area (Mod 3) of the terminal.  All modifications will allow for future growth and critical infrastructure needs.


The scope of work of the Great Hall Project consists of the demolition and ultimate reconfiguration of existing facilities to accommodate the following: New architectural floor plan layouts and finishes including complete TSA reconfigurations. New and reconditioned MEP systems. New baggage systems and passenger ticket processing facilities. New vertical elevator and escalator conveyances. New and reconditioned restrooms.  Structural system alterations to accommodate new floor plan layouts. The original project focus was changed from an emphasis on retail development to a more operational approach to improve airport operations and passenger flows to serve an estimated 100 million passengers per year as projected in year 2030.

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